NetMage: I think the Samyang lenses should mention they are manual aperture as well as focus - MF doesn't bother me too much, but I'm not interested in manual aperture as well. Definitely a con for me.
That is not the case with the pentax, sony alpha, and Nikon mount lenses; those ones have auto aperture, with the option of manual aperture.
You guys should probably have a check of samyang's 35 1.4; the premium lens killer :)
Is it just me or are panasonic carrying the m43 platform themselves these days?
Nice, this basically makes it their first EVIL camera.
That noise pattern is very different to the some of the samples that we've seen on the forums. this looks like it was shot with a preproduction firmware? RAWs please :)
Why isn't there a report from the samsung stand?
This would be awfully unbalanced given how light a S2 body is...
A S2 for street photography? You guys must be nuts; this thing's only for studio work.
Although everything isn't about noise performance, I find it somewhat astounding that the RAW noise level of this camera is outright the worst even at base sensitivities even when compared to old CSCs like the NX100. And the resizing theory does not really hold that well as programs don't know what to bin as noise.
Everything else about the camera is good however, but I'd love to see a better sensor inside it; possibly a camera thats more focused on image quality than features which alter, but not really improve the shooting experience.
Landscape photographers will be very happy with this though.
Kenneth Margulies: I see a lot of negative comments, and am disappointed that people who like photography would not be supportive of a totally new way to take pictures. This is a new technology that is still first generation. Isn't the potential of this technology of interest to anyone? It's like film photographers, when looking at early digital cameras, saying that the digital technology is just for gadget freaks. This is cool and it could have a decent future...
photographers are full of pride/ego usually; they don't like it when something else can do more than what they have.
I don't know how people can go 'this isn't for people who want to create art' here. Being able to have whatever you want in/focus/out of focus surely would let you do something like multiple shallow depth of fields within a single image; is this not creative/arty?
We haven't been able to do such 'focus bracketing' within one shot before.
Carol Stee: The Nikon V1 costs $200 to $300 more than the 'peers' it is compared with. With a kit zoom the prices are: Nikon V1 $899Panasonic GF3 $599Sony NEX-C3 $649Olympus E-PL3 $699It can't compete with similarly priced cameras:Olympus E-P3 $899Panasonic GH2 $999Nikon D5100 $899Canon T3i $899Or even cameras costing $200 less:Sony NEX-5N $699Panasonic G3 $699Which shows that it is ridiculously overpriced.
and you forgot about the samsung NX which cost under $500. And still outperform it.
one of the best uses of HDR....
rinkos: i dont get it .why make a 18-200mm when the ruling class are at 18-250mm ..???
Because 200-250 does not yield that much difference in crop.
A good quality superzoom does have its uses; whats keeping me away from them is the sub-par image quality of the majority of them.
I hope for a 14mp APS-H CSC from fuji that has a sensor optimised for dynamic range/signal to noise.
This megapixel lunacy needs to stop when 12mp RAW outputs from a D700 have a higher effective resolution than higher MP APS-C counterparts with higher megapixel counts.
I really wish for something along the lines of a finepix S5.
Simon97: Sony's low shadow noise on this sensor has Canon's engineers scratching their heads.
I must admit though, the E-PL3's JPEGs are nothing short of beautiful.
Sony is playing on the lack of knowledge consumers have over noise performance... JPEG wise chroma noise reduction seems to be the sony/nikon way of artificially improving noise performance. Canon's engineers aren't scratching their heads.
This camera doesn't even beat a D3100; whats so special about it?
This is a great camera but theres no good glass to go with it... :S
artistsurfer: Built-in high rez viewfinderHi-rez still shots during video60fps video...
Creative Directors are going to love this camera
you can already export stills from images on premiere.
tilariths: It seems that m43 and Nex system was designed by DLSR people.
Heck, Olympus pretty much abandoned DLSR market (and their own excellent glass to an extend it is slighly less usable on m43).
Nikon, apparently, used their compact people to design it. With huge pushback from DLSR folks not to step on their turf.
no samsung? :P
The pentax Q has a raison d'etere; large DOF/high sync... anybody want some softboxes? :D... however I do not get this. this doesnt even have a hotshoe...